Bills tab Manuel starter for Week 1
Orchard Park, NY (Sports Network) - Buffalo Bills rookie EJ Manuel will be the starting quarterback for Sunday's season opener against New England.
Manuel's status for Week 1 was in question after he underwent left knee surgery in mid-August. He played the first two preseason games before having the minor procedure.
According to the club's website, Manuel returned to practice on Sunday and passed a number of tests over the past two days, allowing Bills coach Doug Marrone to make the decision.
The 23-year-old Florida State product completed 26-of-33 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns in his limited action during the preseason.
Buffalo selected Manuel with the 16th overall pick in April's draft.
09/04 12:20:46 ET